Why give up the color black?

The article Why Women Everywhere Have Stopped Wearing Black by Carol Tuttle states that every women should throw out any black clothing. Why would we do this, especially since we have heard for years that black makes us look slim, and ladies I know you all have that “little black dress” in your closet…

According to Carol Tuttle and her beauty profile the color black can leave you looking and feeling fatigue.

Tuttle states in her article “Women seem more attached to black than any other color in their wardrobe.” While this may be true for some women, I do not feel as if it is the case for everyone. I personally love the color black, but I also do not own a tremendous amount of it.

Tuttle says that black is a very bold color; if you are not a bold personality then this color will overpower you. In my opinion black is an extremely “loud” color, it shouts a message to those around you. This may be a surprise to many due to the fact that black is the one color that many people may not perceive as being loud. When you think of a “loud” or bold color what comes to mind? It was red right? Before reading this article I never thought of the color black in this way. I typically use it as a “I have nothing else to wear, let me wear a “safe” color and put on some black”  type of color. Wearing black can make just as much a statement as wearing the color red. I am by no means telling you that you can’t wear the color black, but your personality should be able to balance out this colors bold statement!

According to an article written by Lisa Johnson Mandell, the color black can send a message to those around you. You may not even be aware of the fact that the colors you choose to wear tell others about you. In her article What message is the color you’re wearing sending Mandell states that the color black could be telling people that you are lazy or unmotivated, unimaginable, or depressed.

Believe it or not the color you wear affects how you feel. According to color specialist Leatrice Eiseman the color black is associated with aggressiveness. This is where I believe that wearing black can boost a person’s confidence levels. You may not want to start a fight, but that same energetic, go get them attitude can give you a feeling of confidence. I agree with Tuttle that in some cases black is not the appropriate color; for some personalities it is not as flattering but if you’re bold enough it’s the perfect color.

For the softer personalities (including myself) giving up this color may be hard but there are plenty of substitutes; you just have to find out which one fits your personality and style so you can feel confident walking down the street 🙂

This video found on Carol Tuttle’s website discusses how the color black can bring you down if it’s too bold, and what colors you can wear instead.

http://dressingyourtruth.com/stop-wearing-black/   http://youtube.com

So don’t throw out ALL your black, but the next time you think about putting it on…think BOLD 😉


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